Klaus Jacob

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2013

    Bloomberg Unleashes Plan to Guide City Into Climate-Changing Future

    On Tuesday, the Bloomberg administration released its long-awaited resiliency plan to shape up a city that will see a quarter of its land become floodplain in the next 40 years. The city had a comparatively early start on climate planning--in 2007, it came out with PlaNYC, a set of recommendations ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2011

    Indian Point Not Only Seismically at Risk, Also a Fire Trap

    ​There's more troublesome news coming out of the Indian Point nuclear power plant. Last week, we spoke to Columbia University disaster expert Klaus Jacob about vulnerability at the Westchester County plant, which supplies around 20 percent of New York City's power. Today, we learned that the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Klaus Jacob, Columbia Disaster Expert: Why Closing Indian Point Makes Sense

    ​In October 2008, the Voice profiled Klaus Jacob, Columbia University's expert on urban environmental disasters. In that story, we examined how the Ivy League school had ignored warnings by its own expert about expanding into areas subject to flooding because of climate change. Today we talke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2009

    Court Deals Blow to Columbia's $6.3 Billion Harlem Land Grab (Updated)

    A State Court of Appeals decided this afternoon that New York State was wrong to grant Columbia University eminent domain rights that enabled it to seize land from property owners whose businesses were located in the footprint of the university's expansion. This ruling marks the culmination of a ... More >>

  • News

    October 1, 2008

    Columbia Ignores Peril

    When Klaus Jacob talks, important people take action. Except the important people paying him.

  • News

    March 13, 2007

    All Wet

    Bloomberg's man Dan Doctoroff has an answer for rising seas: more coastal condos!

  • News

    May 25, 2004

    Stirring Up A Storm

    Enviros hope 'The Day After Tomorrow' will change the climate regarding climate